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Perspectives from the Winners of the Women's Section Scholarships

Perspectives from the Winners of the Women’s Section Scholarships

Fast forward 20 years later to 2017 and approximately 45% of the 1500 attorneys in the Contra Costa County Bar Association are women and two of the past scholarship recipients have served as President of the Women’s Section.

Meet CCCBA's 2017 Section Leaders

Meet CCCBA’s 2017 Section Leaders

Introducing an amazing group of hardworking and dedicated individuals who are the backbone of the Contra Costa County Bar Association – the Section Leaders!

Women's Section Happy Hour [photos]

Women’s Section Happy Hour [photos]

The Women’s Section held their Happy Hour event on July 9, 2015, at Jack’s Restaurant in Pleasant Hill.

Women’s Section 2015 Wine Tasting & Silent Auction [photos]

Women’s Section 2015 Wine Tasting & Silent Auction [photos]

The 2015 Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was held on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
Thank you to all supporters!

Judge Clare Maier Awarded by California Women Lawyers

Judge Clare Maier Awarded by California Women Lawyers

Contra Costa Superior Court’s own Judge Clare Maier received a Rose Bird Award by the California Women Lawyers.

February 2015 - Women in Law Edition

February 2015 – Women in Law Edition

Highlights of the February 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Women in Law edition include articles on the CCCBA Women’s Section, egg freezing, extraction, role models and more.

On Lamps, Lifeboats and Ladders

On Lamps, Lifeboats and Ladders

In 2015, locating a female attorney is no longer a “Where’s Waldo?” experience. Regardless of gender, the CCCBA and its sections provide members the opportunity to support one another and grow professionally in the practice of law.

Thirty Years and Going Strong - The CCCBA Women’s Section

Thirty Years and Going Strong – The CCCBA Women’s Section

With young law students like the 2014 scholarship recipients leading the way, there is no doubt the Women’s Section will continue to excel.

A Letter to My Younger Self

A Letter to My Younger Self

When you stand up to read in your English class, stand tall and speak loudly and clearly, for one day you’ll be standing up in courts representing people who have been wronged.

Ladies, You’re Invited to Calendar it, Show up and Go!

Ladies, You’re Invited to Calendar it, Show up and Go!

Half the battle is calendaring and attending the event. To make the most of this inherently relationship based experience, showing up mentally is fundamental and takes practice.

Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction [photos]

Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction [photos]

Thank you to all our supporters in helping us exceed our $15,000 goal! Proceeds benefit the Hon. Patricia Herron and Hon. Ellen James Scholarship Fund.

All Sections' Mixer [photos]

All Sections’ Mixer [photos]

On June 27, 2013, the Women’s Section hosted the CCCBA All Sections’ Summer Mixer at the Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek.

Making Rain!

Making Rain!

No matter what the attorney’s personal goal, in order for her to secure promotion, power, equity, independence, control, leadership or simply job security, women lawyers must secure their own books of business to have a seat at the table.

Women's Section Power Lunch [photos]

Women’s Section Power Lunch [photos]

On June 19, 2013, the Women’s Section held a Power Lunch at Tender Greens in Walnut Creek. The Power Lunches are hosted every other month, with the next one scheduled for August 14, 2013.

Women's Section Annual Wine Tasting Event, Honoring Judge Cram [photos]

Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting Event, Honoring Judge Cram [photos]

The Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was held on April 11, 2013. This year’s event was dedicated to the Hon. Joyce Cram on the occasion of her retirement and for her service to the Women’s Section. Proceeds benefited the Hon. Patricia Herron and Hon. Ellen James Scholarship Fund.